What does 2022 hold for the retail industry? Hear from the experts…

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It’s no secret that the retail industry experienced incredible disruption over the past year. The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted many areas where retailers needed to...

Bank branch closures should be paused immediately, says Which?

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Banks are being urged to put an immediate pause on branch closure plans, following an “alarming acceleration”. Analysis by Which? found there have been 736...

How independent eCommerce retailers can optimise stock inventory management during peak

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During the dizzying heights of peak season, retail operations of all shapes and sizes are put to the test to meet increased consumer demand....

What does Black Friday success actually look like?

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Black Friday has long been a staple of the US shopping calendar, and over the last decade or so, it has evolved from novel...

Top tips for managing eCommerce demand this winter

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Every year the Christmas retail marketing blitz seems to start earlier and earlier, and in Britain, we love nothing more than a good grumble about it. We...

Saving Christmas from toy shortages

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Following reports of freight costs rising by 500% and ongoing labour shortages in the transport and logistics sector, toy retailers and manufacturers are warning...

Honesty is the best policy when it comes to brand marketing

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A Trustpilot survey of UK consumers has found that over half of Brits now consider a brand’s stance on social, political and environmental issues...

Five trends from this year’s Retail Week Live: from digital fitting rooms to sustainable...

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John Lewis is rolling out more livestream shopping and Gymshark is preparing to introduce digital fitting rooms, as Boxpark’s boss Roger Wade warns of...

HMV retail expansion – a catastrophic mistake?

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Is HMV at risk of going into administration again? Last week, music and entertainment retailer HMV announced a controversial new plan to expand its store...

Why Amazon’s New “Just Walk Out” Supermarkets Will Change Everything. Forever

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Everyone has something to say about Amazon. Yet one thing always rises above the critiques: They've been ruthlessly customer focused. If it doesn't benefit...